Event Notice: Organic Farm Tour at Terrapin Farms, Aug 16, 2014

by Catherine Haug, August 4, 2014

  • What: Cover Cropping Tour at Terrapin Farms in Whitefish, and MOA’s Fabulous Farm Feast Fundraiser Dinner (optional) after the tour.
  • When: August 16, 2013 at 2:30 PM; Dinner: Hors d’oeuvres and drinks served at 6 PM with dinner to follow at 6:30 PM.
  • Where: Terrapin Farms, 6505 Farm to Market Rd., Whitefish 7 miles west of Whitefish or 18 miles northwest of Kalispell; see their Facebook page (facebook.com/TerrapinFarm) for directions:
  • Who: Farm tour is free and open to the public; children are welcome, but please keep your four-leggeds at home. Pre-registration not required but is greatly appreciated. Visit ncat.org/tours or contact Jeff (see below). Fund-Raiser Dinner: suggested donation of $45 would be appreciated; reservations are requested, with your dietary preference. Contact Nate Brown (see below) to reserve dinner.

Contact information: 

  • To pre-register for farm tour: Jeff at jeffs (at) ncat.org [email disguised for security], or (406) 494-8636
  • To reserve dinner: Nate Brown, g.nathanbrown (at) gmail.com [email disguised for security], or (406) 579-6439

Additional Information

Tour sponsored by MOA (Montana Organic Association) NCAT (National Center for Appropriate Technology), NRCS, MSU and MOntana Farmers Union.

Judy Owsowitz of Terrapin Farm is a long-time organic producer who has extensive knowledge of cover cropping in diverse vegetable production systems.

The tour includes a presentation on cover cropping in diverse horticultural operations by Tammy Hinman, a Sustainable Agriculture Specialist at NCAT’s headquarters in Butte. She will address cover cropping for weed management, soil building and fertility.

Jeff Schahczenski, Agriculture Policy and Research Director at NCAT will speak on a new type of whole farm revenue for diversified farming systems that will be available in 2015.

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